New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+225) Stars (-275)
The New Jersey Devils (24-41-6) are hitting the road to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Dallas Stars (40-26-4). The moneyline on this contest has the Devils at +225 and the Stars open at -275. The total has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils had a rough game after their 7-4 defeat to the Canadiens in their last contest. New Jersey garnered 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Devils had a good offensive output in this loss. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. For the game, they converted 4 out of the 37 shots they tried.
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The Devils have had 2,205 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .880. When playing at even strength, the Devils have allowed the opponent to score 228 goals while scoring 181 themselves. New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 182 power play opportunities (29th in pro hockey) and have a total of 36 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 54 points and their points percentage is sitting at .380. New Jersey has attempted 2,259 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have notched 215 goals (18th in the NHL) on the campaign and have surrendered 264. New Jersey skates onto the rink with 197 power play opportunities and they have scored 34 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.26%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Nico Daws. Opponents have tallied 60 goals against Daws in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.31. Daws has played in 22 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .889 during his 1,087 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated a record of 8-11-0 and he started in 20 games. During his career on the ice, Daws has accumulated 6 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .300. Daws has seen 542 shots against him and has accrued 482 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Dallas opposed the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Stars ended up losing by a score of 4-3. The Stars scored 3 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Stars have tallied 158 goals at even strength and 45 goals (15th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has taken 2,139 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.49%, while allowing their opponents 2,163 shots. On the year, the Dallas Stars have tallied 203 goals, 84 points, and a points percentage of .600. They have a tally of 208 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 21.63%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.57% on their opponents 196 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%. They have allowed 208 goals to be scored by way of 166 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Jake Oettinger between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.43 goals per contest and he has surrendered 156 goals altogether. Oettinger's quality start rate comes out to 56.5% and he has accumulated 35 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 62 contests and has accumulated 3,858 minutes. Oettinger has amassed a career mark of 36-20-8 and has participated in 69 contests. He has compiled 1,655 saves out of 1,811 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+225)
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